Hitler's plan for St. Florian
Josef Gœbbels remarked, Drive to St. Florian. To the monastery where Bruckner used to compose. What a beautiful Baroque building. We intend to turn the priests out of here and found a music college and a home for the Bruckner Society. A marvelous plan in which [Hitler] intends to establish a center of culture. As a counter-weight to Vienna, which will have to be gradually phased-out of the picture. He intends to make alterations to St. Florian at his own expense.
The monastery was to become a "House of Culture" and the great "Bruckner Organ" was to be used "in the service of the people" meaning that it was to assist in the ritualization of Nazi Party activities.